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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Combrook

Historical Forms

  • Cumbroc(e) 1217 ClR 1227 Ch 1231,1233
  • Cumbrok 1288,1304 Ass 1316 FA 1656 Dugdale
  • Combroke 1279 Nott 1325 Ipm 1327 Pat
  • Combrocke 1591 PCC


'Valley brook,' v. cumb . The reference is to the stream which flows down the combe of Compton Vemey and passes the village of Combroke. Cf. Combourne (PN K 309) for a similar compound with burna . “Lying neer unto a narrow and deep valley” (Dugdale 433).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site